Tao Wang
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science, New Mexico State University
1290 Frenger Mall, SH 123, Las Cruces, NM 88003
Email: taow@nmsu.edu      
Office: Science Hall 151     



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News

[Aug, 2022] Our work on examining the security and privacy of third-party JavaScript caching is accepted to IEEE CNS 2022.
[Mar, 2022] My proposal towards IoT confidentiality is funded by NSF Engineering Research Initiation (ERI) award. Thank you, NSF!
[Mar, 2022] Our project in collaboration with Northeastern University is funded by US Army Research Laboratory.
[Mar, 2022] Our work on dynamic and lightweight data-channel coupling has been accepted to ACM WiSec 2022. Congratulations, Shengping!
[Mar, 2022] I will serve on the technical program committee of IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS) 2022.
[Jan, 2022] The work on proactive anti-eavesdropping is to appear in IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC).
[Dec, 2021] The paper on examining user selection in MU-MIMO networks is accepted to IEEE INFOCOM 2022. Congratulations, Shengping!
[Dec, 2021] Interviewed by Las Cruces Sun-News on ransomware attacks and potientional countermeasures. Here is the Link of the article.
[Nov, 2021] Our work on deceiving machine learning based IoT device fingerprinting has been accepted to IEEE DySPAN 2021.
[Oct, 2021] I will serve on the technical program committee of IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN) 2022.
[Jul, 2021] The paper on combating adversarial network inference has been accepted by IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN).
[Oct, 2020] I will serve on the technical program committee of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2021.
[Dec, 2019] Our work on proactive network topology obfuscation is to appear in IEEE INFOCOM 2020.
[Nov, 2019] The paper on inferring user activities from encrypted wireless traffic won the Best Paper Award at IEEE GlobalSIP.
[Oct, 2019] Our paper "Far Proximity Identification in Wireless Systems" has been accepted by IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC).
[Nov, 2018] Our paper on evesdropping entrapment has been accepted by IEEE INFOCOM 2019.

Short Biography

Dr. Tao Wang is an Assistant Professor in Department of Computer Science at New Mexico State University. He received his Ph.D. degree from University of South Florida under supervision of Dr. Yao Liu in 2019, and received his B.S. degree from Jilin University, China. His research focuses on network and cyber-physical security with an emphasis on designing defense methods that can protect emerging wireless technologies (e.g., IoT, 5G network) from being undermined by adversaries. Recently, he has been working on the adversarial machine learning towards secure resource allocation in Multi-user MIMO systems. His research is also related to web security, specifically, on identifying security threats and developing countermeasures to improve web security.

Research Interests

  • Network Security, Web Security, 5G Security, Cyber-physical System Security and IoT Security
  • Wireless Networking and Wireless Communication
  • Machine Learning for Cybersecurity and Adversarial Machine Learning
  • Selected Publications [Full List]

    (IEEE CNS'22) When Third-Party JavaScript Meets Cache: Explosively Amplifying Security Risks on the Internet.
    (IEEE TDSC'22) Proactive Anti-Eavesdropping With Trap Deployment in Wireless Networks.
    (IEEE INFOCOM'22) MUSTER: Subverting User Selection in MU-MIMO Networks.
    (ACM WiSec'22) DyWCP: Dynamic and Lightweight Data-Channel Coupling towards Confidentiality in IoT Security.
    (IEEE ToN'21) Combating Adversarial Network Topology Inference by Proactive Topology Obfuscation.
    (IEEE INFOCOM'20) ProTO: Proactive Topology Obfuscation Against Adversarial Network Topology Inference.
    (IEEE TDSC'20) Far Proximity Identification in Wireless Systems.
    (IEEE INFOCOM'19) Entrapment for Wireless Eavesdroppers.
    (IEEE TDSC'18) Signal Entanglement based Pinpoint Waveforming for Location-restricted Service Access Control.
    (IEEE TMC'17) Virtual Multipath Attack and Defense for Location Distinction in Wireless Networks.
    (ACM CCS'15) Location-restricted Services Access Control Leveraging Pinpoint Waveforming.
    (ESORICS'14) Fingerprinting Far Proximity From Radio Emissions.
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